We have some major stars hitting the Jetty Memorial Theatre this September, so be sure to form an orderly queue …With everything from haunting drama, sexy Burlesque and soulful songstresses, there’s a star to suit every taste!
DIVING FOR PEARLS
Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 September
A star studded cast star in Katherine Thomson’s Diving for Pearls, the story of a working class couple and their heroic struggle for a meaningful life amidst the turmoil of change. Diving for Pearls dramatically records the moment Australia joined the vast world of globalised economics in the 1980s and the consequences of that action for the lives of working men and women. The play is often dramatic, involving and moving, but this is tempered by a wry, sometimes hilarious and very Australian sense of humour. Starring Kevin Harrington (Neighbours, SeaChange, UnderBelly and The Dish).
“One of the 10 best plays in the country” – Time Out.
SONGS OF THE SOUTHERN SKIES with Katie Noonan and Karin Schaupp.
Friday 14 September
Following their hugely successful tour earlier this year, two of Australia’s most loved female artists – songstress Katie Noonan and classical guitarist Karin Schaupp – are teaming up once again, this time exploring music close to home and very close to their hearts. Songs of the Southern Skies features some of Australia and New Zealand’s best Classical, Folk, Jazz and Pop songs. The songs are performed with the intimate combination of Noonan’s angelic and versatile voice and Schaupp’s lyrical and fiery guitar.
A feast for lovers of all styles of music, this collaboration brings together two artists at the top of their game, true masters of their fields – artists who have enjoyed the challenge of stretching their musical boundaries and become great friends along the way.
“Noonan and Schaupp will no doubt shift the way you perceive classical and contemporary music … “ Jacklyn Yap, Junior.
FINUCANE & SMITH’S CARAVAN BURLESQUE
Tuesday 18 September and Wednesday 19 September
The globally acclaimed salon of seductive, subversive, and electrifying acts is HERE!
From multi-award winning Finucane & Smith, creators of global smash hit The Burlesque Hour, comes a travelling emporium that fuses Parisian nightclub with jaw-dropping cabaret and seductive spectacle, tipping a velvet wink to Australia’s wild past of touring vaudeville and variety. Step into this sumptuous salon and be swept away by intoxicating Ethiopian dance and razor sharp wit, sultry songs and underdressed sirens, whip-cracking dames, Bollywood lovegods, sizzling Jazz moves, backroom ballet and gothic divas.
Packed to the rafters with international stars, with critics raving and 70,000 audience members worldwide in raptures, Finucane & Smith’s road-train of the risqué will sashay into town, bringing a night to rival the Nullarbor: hot hot, hot and full of stars!
So grab your friends, dress to the nines, and swing on board The Caravan. We guarantee you won’t want it to leave …
“From the sublime to the subversive, the hot to the hilarious … outrageous and unforgettable” – London Times.
Friday September 21 and Saturday 22
by Patrick White Playwrights’ Award Winner, Jackie Smith.
The sheep farm is dilapidated. The farm house, dark and squalid, sits by the river, sheltering a mad old lady, and her isolated hard-drinking daughter. Memories are seeping through the floorboards. As the sun sets, the flood waters rise. The screen door bangs open in the rain and wind; Catherine has returned after 20 years. The past is here. Through the mesmerising friction between estranged sisters, fuelled by alcohol and uncertain memories of a long-dead father, three women are trapped with a past no one wants to remember.
Bristling with dark humour and edge-of-the-seat performances by three of our finest actresses, The Flood is startlingly authentic writing, plunging audiences into the lives of characters so real you feel you know them – a web of family intrigue against the haunting Australian outback.
“A dark and ingenious piece of Australian gothic” – The Age.
To book tickets, please visit www.jettytheatre.com or call our box office on 6652 8088.
This story was published in issue 24 of the Coffs Coast Focus